IRISH BLESSINGS, a retail company that strives to provide quality Irish and Irish themed merchandise, has a fine selection of Claddagh rings.
(1888PressRelease) September 24, 2011 - Bloomington, Minnesota - The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring given in token of love or worn as a wedding ring. Though there are several legends about the origin of Claddagh rings, the one believed to be most accurate involves a member of the Joyce clan from Galway who sailed to the West Indies, and who was captured and sold into slavery, working for Moorish goldsmith in North Africa. During his long imprisonment, he learned the goldsmith's art and created the Claddagh ring design as a tribute to his love back in Ireland. His loyalty and commitment to her were illustrated by the charming motifs he chose for the legendary Claddagh ring. Two tiny hands, gently clasping a crowned heart symbolized the sacred nature of romantic love, loyalty, friendship, and faithfulness. Finally freed from slavery, Joyce returned to Ireland to find the woman he loved so much waiting for him. She wore her Claddagh ring until the end of her days.
Today, the real significance of the Claddagh ring meaning has more to do with the symbolism that is associated with these rings than their actual history. These symbols are integrated into the designs of the ring and it is these that also make the ring so popular. The designs are very attractive and this means that almost every ring design, and today there are now many of them, is slightly different, but importantly they are very beautiful Celtic jewelry rings. Irish Blessings offers a select variety of these rings. For those of you that have the luck of the Irish and live in Minnesota, you can visit the Irish Blessings store at the Mall of America, 101 N. Garden in Bloomington. Some might say we all have a bit of the Irish in us and perhaps we do, because Irish Blessingshas a great website where we can shop for Claddagh rings from home. And for those folks who don't live in Minnesota, but still want to talk to a live person, you can call Irish Blessings at (952) 854-4534. How lucky is that?
About Irish Blessings: Located in the Mall of America at 101 N. Garden, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55425, Irish Blessingsoffers a select variety of jewelry, clothing, china, music, books, and gifts. At Irish Blessings they love what they sell and truly enjoy what they do. They will strive to bring the same enthusiasm, commitment, and love of Irish merchandise as they do their store to their internet customers.